‘Exceptional’ opportunity to acquire hotel development with ‘world class’ spa comes to market


An extensive hotel development project that includes the construction of a ‘world class spa’ is looking for an operator.

Sam Lord’s Castle Hotel in Barbados is being completely upgraded after being destroyed by fire and will open as a new 418-bedroom hotel, plus meeting facilities, village centre and spa, due to open in the first quarter of 2021.

The hotel’s design specifications include adherence to AAA 5 Diamond and LEED standards, in addition to Wastewater Treatment facilities.

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Should this be achieved, the resort, set on 27.2 acres of land, would be the first in the world to simultaneously hold both AAA 5 Diamond and LEED designations, thus providing the property with an enviable and globally unique positioning.

Sam Lord’s Castle Hotel was built by one of the more famous Pirates of the Caribbean, Samuel Hall Lord, also called “Sam Lord” (1778 – 5 November 1844). 

The Buccaneer would hang lanterns high in the coconut trees around his estate so that passing ships would sail towards the lights believing it was the capital of Barbados and become shipwrecked.

Sam Lord and his band of thieves would then pillage the ships of their riches.

Eventually the castle was turned into a hotel called the Sam Lord’s Castle Hotel which was later destroyed in a devastating fire.

The Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. is open to receive bids for the Sale of Sam Lords Castle, St. Philip, Barbados. 

The deadline for submission of bids is January 31st 2020.

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For further details including a comprehensive Request for Proposals, please go to: or contact Mr.Stuart Layne, CEO, Barbados Tourism Investment Inc., 1st Floor, Old Town Hall Building, Cheapside, Bridgetown, Barbados, Tel. No. + 1 246- 426-7085, e-mail:

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